What is Apex?

Did you complete a CIH professional course prior to 2007?

You may be eligible for the Apex online route to chartered membership. This route requires eligible candidates to work through an online programme independently at their own pace. Training materials will be made available for completion within three months from the date of enrolment.

A mandatory requirement for this application is to provide proof of your qualification before being registered and charged for the online course.



Janice White CIHCM | Housing manager for performance and customer engagement, Estuary Housing Association.

I wanted to demonstrate my commitment to the housing profession, so I became a CIH chartered member.

Course overview

  • Introduction to the role and purpose of CIH and what chartered membership mean
  • Professionalism
    • The code of ethics
    • The code of conduct
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
    • What do we mean by CPD?
    • Personal and professional development planning
    • Maintaining your CPD

This fee includes:

  • CIH student membership whilst studying
  • Access to the online training materials for three months
Chartered membership
You achieve chartered status once you complete the course and retain an active membership.
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Continuing your learning
Further your learning through us. Discover what skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to be a brilliant professional
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Become a TILM member
We’ve partnered with The Institute of Leadership and Management (TILM) to offer an exclusive joint membership deal to current CIH members, giving access to a wealth of support to grow your leadership potential within the housing sector.
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Discuss this route to chartered membership with our membership team